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US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday....
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London mayor issues air pollution alert for 1st time


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Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Trump to repeal health law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Only about 1 in 4 people in the United States wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law that extended coverage to millions, according to a poll....
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Key House chairman: GOP will change Medicare, to 'save' it

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of a key House committee is pledging that congressional Republicans will change Medicare in order to save it....
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Supreme Court takes up hospital pension dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest health providers can rely on their church affiliations to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers....
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'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression

NEW YORK (AP) -- The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show....
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Ohio pulls license of 1 of state's last few abortion clinics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio has revoked the operating license of one of the state's few remaining abortion clinics on the grounds that it failed to obtain a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies....
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Senate GOP shies from fight over Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare - and they are rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of an epic political battle over the government's flagship health program that covers 57 million Americans....
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House OKs bill bolstering medical research, drug approvals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House easily approved a sweeping biomedical bill Wednesday that would help drug and medical device companies win swifter government approval of their products, boost disease research and drug-abuse spending and revamp federal mental health programs....
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Science panel urges rewrite of food allergy warning labels

WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Made in the same factory as peanuts." ''May contain traces of tree nuts." A new report says the hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain a troublesome ingredient is confusing to people with food allergies, and calls for a makeover....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll
Should the Trump administration rescind the regulation expanding overtime eligibility? <More Info>

Yes
No
Yes
81%
No
19%
Total Votes: 6,619

Yesterday's Poll

Was retaining House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi the right decision for the Democratic Party?

No
51%
Yes
49%
Total Votes: 9,415